"I couldn’t be clearer: the boycotts, divestment and sanctions movement is wrong, it is unacceptable, and this party and this government will have no truck with those who subscribe to it. Our focus is the opposite – on taking our trading and investing relationship with Israel to the next level. That is why one of the first places Mark Garnier visited as a minister in the Department for International Trade was Israel. It’s why other ministers plan to visit in the New Year. We have the captains of British business and industry here in the audience, from a range of sectors, who will be vital to that effort."

− Prime Minister Theresa May, December 2016

"Under a Conservative Government, Britain rejects the concept of boycotts. The new changes will stop politically motivated disinvestment campaigns; stop local authority boycotts of goods. Under a Conservative Government, our foreign policy will be made in the Foreign Office and not in hundreds of Labour controlled town halls."

− Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP, October 2015

"I cannot think of anything more foolish than to say you want to have any kind of divestment or sanctions or boycott against a country that, when all is said and done, is the only democracy in the region, is the only place that has, in my view, a pluralist open society... Why boycott Israel? And by the way I think there is some misunderstanding over here about it. The supporters of this so-called boycott are really a bunch of corduroy-jacketed academics. They are by and large lefty academics who have no real standing in the matter and I think are highly unlikely to be influential on Britain. This is a very, very small minority in our country who are calling for this."

− Foreign Secretary, Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP, November 2015

"I think it’s wrong on every level. My view is that the whole campaign is immoral, it singles out Israel as the sole object of delegitimisation… In fact we will do everything we can to have more and more trade with Israel."

− Communities and Local Government Secretary, Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, December 2015

"I have no tolerance for cultural boycotts of Israel... whether cultural, educational or divestment, the answer is the same... boycotts are a form of the oldest hatred in the world."

− Communities and Local Government Secretary, Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, March 2015

"This government's position on this is very clear indeed. We oppose boycotts. We oppose attempts to delegitimise Israel. They do not further progress towards peace. "

− Middle East Minister, Tobias Ellwood MP, June 2015
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